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A Terrible Voyage.

; i'The^ new* st^4 r(lu-e'|^wipN IfVMd, which has just reached Sydney from Liverpool, "had" na~ vterribly)'fo*ugh" i voyage,' and the officers stated on arrival at Port Jackson that their only wonder was that they did not founder in the wild gales which? Jassailed^ herjr^l^ the? \N||3rthern Ocean*-she was' nearly' 1 overwhelmed fby the fearful seas that broke over her day after day/ s Tcr.'ific ' squalls of; hurricane violence;'the ship laboring! andr straining horribly, was the, record kjm.page ;,af fcer ,pageinthe official 10g.,, The. cargo in, the fore-hold broke loose,, and was witfe culty secured. On thet'27th 'January, the westerly gales spent their strength mi a roaring tempest, th'e*Hke\pf which is seldom met at sea. The cargo.again shifted. I "A horrible floise beloiy," >says the log, was heard, and the cargo w las found to be '' adrift." As fast as they could the crew secured it. On April 9th, a hurricane was encountered, and the cargo in the forehold started again, and was again secured. Squalls of the fiercest kind came down bn her as though to take the masts~out;' On April '21st a vast body of water came aboard- forward dn the sterboard/bow. Refuge was.ts&Wih. the* .niizzen The ship was thrown on her 1 beam ends, and was trembling in the balance for; a few seconds. The cargo shifted, boats were moved, and houses and cabin filled by the sea. One or two of the depk houses were started, and for an instant everybody expected to see her go dowp. It" was "*& ; k critical and terrible moment. Great relief was experienced when she ,righted. ,

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A Terrible Voyage., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2447, 21 June 1890

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A Terrible Voyage. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2447, 21 June 1890

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